Paignton Regatta fireworks postponed due to weather


Tomorrow night’s fireworks display at Paignton Regatta have been postponed.

The announcement came earlier after the Met Office issued a Yellow Warning for heavy rain and high winds.

The fireworks have been postponed until Saturday night at the same time of 9.30pm. The new date is weather permitting.

The Freddie Mercury tribute act will still go ahead but will now be indoors at The Palace Theatre. This will now be a ticketed event.

Paignton Regatta said on Facebook:”It is with great regret that the regatta committee have taken the difficult decision to cancel our programme of events on the green tomorrow (Friday the 16th of August).

“There is a Met Office yellow warning for heavy rain, accompanied by strong gusty winds, which will mean we cannot safely operate our event.
The safety of the public is our primary concern, so we hope you understand our decision.

“We have a bad weather plan, which we are now enacting. This means that the fireworks display will now take place on Saturday the 17th of August at 9:30pm, subject to a final weather check on Friday afternoon.

“Our Freddie Mercury tribute will still go ahead but we will be switching the venue to the Palace Theatre in Paignton. We will need to cover the cost of hiring the venue so there will be a small cover charge of £4. Doors open at 7pm.

“We recommend you book them in advance on their website:

“We are sure that tickets will sell out quickly so be quick if you want to enjoy an evening of Freddie’s greatest hits. Tickets will be available on the night is there are any remaining,”

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